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Gulf Winds Drive Community Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
St. Pete Beach
07:14
Good evening, and thank you for joining the community meeting regarding Gulf Winds Drive. If you have any questions or feedback during the meeting, please comment in the chat here. Thanks again for joining the meeting.
John Kurzman
08:48
Can you raise your voice when stepping away from the mic? The other people are hard to hear.
John Kurzman
09:59
There's a warning about a 40 minute limit, will we be cut off then, and if so, how do we get back on?
Kelly Strom
12:23
Why aren’t the power lines going to be buried? Aren’t they buried on Blind Pass?
John Kurzman
15:05
Can the camera show the pictures, they are not visible.
John Kurzman
18:33
How airborne do you get when you drive over one of these too fast?
John Kurzman
22:16
Florida law requires cars to be at least 3 feet away from bikes when passing them unless the bikes are in a PROTECTED bike lane. Can these new bike lanes be PROTECTED, will they still just be separated only by a stripe? Currently, Gulf Winds is one of the few streets where bikes can safely ride where people ARE a safe distance from cars in the lanes far enough from the bikes. This will change that!
John Kurzman
24:29
When 8.5' wide cars center themselves in 10' wide lanes, they have only 1.5' on each side. So 10' takes away the ability to safely go by bikes in the 5' wide bike lane, or takes away much of the margin of safety that bikes currently feel when in those bike lanes. Why squeeze cars closer to bikes in the name of 'safety', when in reality, that street has NOT had accidents in the past and where we go to try to be SAFE? You're risking making things worse by making lanes narrower, which seems horrible for us on bikes!
John Kurzman
24:48
Unless you give us wider lanes or protected bike lanes.
Kelly Strom
25:29
I think it’s a great thing to slow down the traffic on Gulf Winds!
John Kurzman
25:57
And supposedly, you're narrowing the lanes to get cars to slow down, but in the other breath, you're eliminating stop signs with this mini-round-about, even though stop signs are a common method to slow cars down. So what's your real goal here?
Kelly Strom
33:26
One final question - I own property on Gulf Winds but am not on-site to review and discuss plans in detail. Who can I call after the fact to review?
John Kurzman
37:11
There are also creative ways to put the parked cars in between the car lanes and the bike lanes. That way the bike lanes are protected, and you don't use up additional width. What is the downside to doing that instead of putting people on bikes at more risk through these changes?
John Kurzman
37:54
I'm from NJ, which celebrated eliminating their last roundabout several years ago. Too many accidents where people did not know who had right of way.
John Kurzman
39:04
Maybe instead of a cross-let, it needs sidewalks!
John Kurzman
46:00
still have a question
John Kurzman
46:41
My hand is still raised to ask a question
St. Pete Beach
46:42
Hello Mr. Kurzman. We will read the questions shortly please comment all questions here. Thanks!
John Kurzman
48:50
Moving the parking between the bike lanes and cars would be one way. Another would be to make a 10' wide 2-way bike area on one side, and protect that, similar to the biking area along Ft Desoto for instance.
St. Pete Beach
50:07
The information being reviewed today will be posted to the website tomorrow for further review. Contact information for the Public Works team will be available on the page on the website.
John Kurzman
52:09
Will these plans be available online since none have been visible? Is there a cross-section view that shows what is being done (ie. what is this project other than roundabout, that was discussed in detail)? Is the street widening given that people are concerned about mailboxes, or narrowing, in which case instead you could be widening bike lanes instead and making things safer.
John Kurzman
55:14
Instead of 2 5' bike lanes, why not make this into a nice 10' wide bike lane on one side, protected, and make it a nice place to bike, parklike somewhat, making it a nice place to bike?
Donna Paleveda
55:34
Is every intersection going to be raised? 67th, Bay St, 70th?
Mike Hoeferlin
57:54
boo
Donna Paleveda
59:14
Where other the other pedestrian walkways going to be besides 64th?
John Kurzman
01:01:18
Many of these comments were from earlier in the discussion, so I apologize for anything redundant.
Daniel Bofinger
01:07:38
Why would they not underground the utilities on Boca Ciega during a significant improvement and beatification project?
Mike Hoeferlin
01:08:54
great job everyone thank you
John Kurzman
01:08:59
Is this like the roundabouts in Sarasota downtown area? seems similar.
Mike Hoeferlin
01:09:14
soft hump
Donna Paleveda
01:12:40
Please raise all the intersections
Donna Paleveda
01:13:14
I meant pedestrian crosswalks
Donna Paleveda
01:13:50
I meant where are the other marked pedestrian crosswalks
John Kurzman
01:16:56
This is where I got alotof my ideas about bike lanes, https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/PED_BIKE/univcourse/pdf/swless20.pdf
St. Pete Beach
01:17:41
Thanks, Mr. Kurzman! This link will be shared with the team.
Donna Paleveda
01:18:40
Since there are many pedestrians that use Bay St to get to Corey, it would be nice to have a pedestrian crosswalk at Bay St to safely get across to the sidewalk on the west side of Gulf Winds
St. Pete Beach
01:26:36
Thank you all for joining via zoom! All of the information reviewed this evening will be posted to stpetebeach.org tomorrow. Stay tuned!